The world of boxing has seen a new brand of fighters appear in the sport in recent times as YouTubers and celebrities with 'internet beef' meet in the ring to settle the score.
Now, two former winners of the World’s Strongest Man (WSM) are set to battle it out to end a grudge that has been lingering ever since the 2017 WSM competition, as Eddie Hall and Hafthor Bjornsson meet in a boxing bout scheduled for September 2021.
Hall and 'Thor', began this heated dispute three years ago when the Englishman beat the Icelandic to the famous trophy, as a result of an incorrect lift from Bjornsson, known as 'double-dipping'.
The two men will meet in what is likely to be the heaviest of heavyweight boxing matches in history, with Hall now focusing all his time on boxing, whilst 'Thor' is still dabbling in Strongman competitions - the Icelandic even won the prestigious Arnold Strongman Classic back in March 2020, three years after Hall called it a day.
Now full time in boxing training, the Newcastle-born stands at 6ft 3 and has trimmed down to a weight of 163 kg (460 lbs) when he won the WSM in 2017, to a weight of 196 kg (433 lbs) when weighed earlier in 2020.
Bjornsson, on the other hand, famously broke Hall's deadlift world record of 500 kg by an extra kilogram back in May of 2020, which further added fuel to the fire of this grudge, and the 2018 World's Strongest Man weighed an extraordinary 205 kg (452 lbs) at the time of the lift.